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Rugbycomet Sat 15-Mar-14 12:07:41

More of a WWYD .....

About two months ago I organised a meal for a large group of people of various ages. It became so large that we all had to preorder our food and everyone was aware that if they didn't or couldn't go in the end, then they would have to pay for the meal they had ordered. Unfortunately this was the case for one young lady. I told her that I would pay for her and gave her my bank details to refund me. She was fine with this and upset she couldn't go due to an unforeseen work commitment. The following day I received a message saying she had done the transfer to my bank. I left it a few days and said that the money hadn't come through. She responded immediately being very apologetic and that she would speak to her bank.

Since then, we have sent a couple of emails to each other and she is genuinely sorry about the money not getting there and says she will sort it out. I believe her totally but just to add that she can be a bit flighty and ditsy sometimes.

I am at the point of thinking, oh well, it's not a great deal of money (£40) but my daughter was there too and I made it clear to my dd that I would not be paying for her meal as I have done so very many times in the past. This was not an issue and dd understood. However, I feel that because I didn't pay for my daughter, why in effect if I was to let this debt go, should I theoretically be paying for this other young lady's food IYSWIM. I have got to the point of feeling embarrassed about emailing again and asking for the money.


Thanks in advance.

dustarr73 Wed 19-Mar-14 10:08:20

Glad you got it back,just dont agree to pay for anything upfront again

OldBagWantsNewBag Wed 19-Mar-14 11:54:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Rugbycomet Wed 19-Mar-14 20:54:33

The money went into my account on the 18th March but I don't mind about that. I've got it and that's all that matters now!!

Sceptimum Wed 19-Mar-14 21:53:20

If she's living in another country international transfers can be both tricky and take a while. I've had a few of mine turned back.

Good to hear she got it to you in the end.

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